Imdb_celebrity is a ruby-gem which is used for scrapping celebrity pages from www.imdb.com . You can install imdb_celebrity as
gem install imdb_celebrity
With current initial release we can search a celebrity with name or we can fetch content for a celebrity with given IMDB id or/and name, by specifying which parser we want to use. Right now we support Hpricot and Nokogiri as parser classes.
require 'imdb_celebrity' ** searching a celebrity imdb_celebs = ImdbCelebrity::Search.new("Brad Pitt") imdb_celebs.celebrities # this will return array of celebrity objects. Also you can define the ParserClass which u wanna use [ right now you have choice of using either Nokogiri or Hpricot], as imdb_celebs = ImdbCelebrity::Search.new("Brad Pitt", "NokogiriParser") #by default it will be HpricotParser imdb_celebs.celebrities ** Fetching data for celebrity celeb = ImdbCelebrity::Celebrity.new("0000093", "brad pitt") # give 7 digit imdbid number celeb.parser => it will give you the type of parser class it using celeb.public_methods(false) => will give you the public methods of ImdbCelebrity::Celebrity class only celeb.to_s => will return an array of celebrity data items containing name, real_name, biography, nationality, height, url.
* Hpricot gem should be installed. * Nokogiri gem should be installed.
gem install imdb_celebrity you may need sudo permissions to install gem.
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